After an overwhelming NO vote for a substandard offer BCYF management came back to the table to discuss the remaining issues.

Your ASU representatives tabled the following 4 issues:

  • Broken Shifts and members need to have a guarantee they wouldn’t be forced to work them unless they opted to
  • Wage increases – that members need some certainty past the 2020 December ERO increase
  • Annual leave – that members claim for 5 extra days annual leave remains in light of BCYF refusing all other options put to them
  • Headspace classifications – that there is no agreement on how BCYF have translated headspace members classifications to the proposed new BCYF levels.

There was lengthy discussion on all these issues and BCYF agreed to reconsider their position whilst ASU representatives worked with HR to work on where the issues are with headspace classifications.

It is expected that ASU should be in a position to call membership meetings next week to discuss any revised offer put forward by BCYF. The meeting will call for a vote on the new offer and also discuss where to next if the offer is not acceptable.

This meeting will be open to ASU members only, as only ASU members can instruct the union bargaining group and have a say on the offer presented.

An update on dates and times for the meetings will be provided once dates are known.

Members and non-members now need to stand together to ensure that we are in a strong position to have our voices heard.

Want to ensure the best offer possible? 
Pass this newsletter on to a non-member and ask them to join you in the fight by joining the ASU today. Simply visit:

Why join?
Your work is the foundation of your life: doesn’t it make sense to protect it? The ASU protects your rights at work, provides expert advice and support and delivers members only savings and discounts. We are not-for-profit, member-owned and run. We exist only for the benefit of our members.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Joanne McEvoy | 0437 035 721 |

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